Hey everyone! It’s that time of the month…that is for Papertrey Ink’s September release. Are you all excited?! It’s all about the holidays and Christmas this time around, so get ready to plan ahead for those Christmas/holiday cards and gifts. Today, I’m featuring Peace, Love & Joy, Year of Flowers: Poinsettia dies, Think Big Favorites #20. The new products will be available to purchase at Papertrey Ink on September 15 at 10 pm EST. Here’s what I made…
For my first project, I made a card using the new Year of Flowers: Poinsettia dies and coordinating stamp set on rustic cream cardstock. I also used Think Big Favorites #20 for the sentiment and stamped it on Holiday Flourishes & Swirls patterned paper. The top portion of the card is stamped using Polka Dot Basics and the striped border patterned paper is the soon-to-be released Scarlet Jewel stripe patterned paper.
First, I die cut the flowers, then stamped the coordinating images. Next, I sprayed each of the stamped flower die cuts with Helmar Vellum Spray Adhesive and added some Martha Stewart coarse glitter.
It’s mostly a cream car with a pop of scarlet jewel. A fun and festive Christmas card.
Next up, I designed a holiday card using Snowflake Medley and Think Big Favorites #20.
I dry embossed a few Snowflake Medley impressions onto the aqua mist cardstock using the Snowflake Medley dies. Then, I stamped each snowflake using aqua mist ink. I die cut Mat Stack #4 from sweet blush cardstock and cut the middle away from the die cut to get a smaller die cut appearance. I stamped the sentiment on soft gray cardstock and adhered it to the card front with foam adhesive. To finish it off, I added a bit of diamond stickles on the snowflakes.
Christmas crackers are not something I grew up with, but I think they’re the cutest little trinkets, so I made some using patterned paper, cardstock and ribbon. To make them, I trimmed my cardstock down to a size appropriate for various crackers, rolled the paper, cut stripes on each end and frayed them, then added the ribbon treatment.
On the smallest cracker, I stamped “JOY” from Peace, Love & Joy stamp set using vintage cream ink.
This cracker is a medium size and I added a tag stamped from Peace, Love & Joy and Fabulous Frames die. Holiday Flourishes & Swirls patterned paper, ripe avocado twill tape ribbon, kraft cardstock and ripe avocado ink are the other supplies used.
Such a fun way to package tiny gifts!
For my last project for today, I made a holiday gift package using Essential Pillow Box die. This die is so easy to use and I love the way the scored lines appear making it super easy to assemble.
I die cut a few of the Year of Flowers: Poinsettia dies from felt. I die cut three small poinsettia dies from scarlet jewel felt and pinefeather felt. I layered the small scarlet jewel poinsettia die cut on to a large die cut and added two pinefeather die cuts behind it to simulate leaves. I adorned the poinsettia felt embellishment with…dew dots! Remember those?! Well, I still have some and just couldn’t resist not using them here. The poinsettia felt embellishment would look amazing also on a stocking!
On the pillow box, before assembling it, I stamped a background pattern using Peace, Love & Joy. I also used pinefeather, scarlet jewel, and classic kraft inks along with classic kraft satin ribbon.
Now, does it feel like Christmas to you? It sure does for me! Looking for more sneak peeks of this month’s products yet to be released? Well, you can find more on Melissa Phillips and Nichole Heady‘s blogs.
**As a result of Papertrey Ink’s new and improved website, please bare with me as I take time to update links for my supply lists. In the meantime, I’ve linked supplies throughout this post. If there is something you have a question about, please feel free to ask in a comment or a direct message to me.**